Newcastle’s number one transfer target in the summer of 2011 was Kevin Gameiro, who was then at Lorient, and Newcastle were reported to have bid £10M for him during that summer.
Kevin Gameiro – former target now at PSG
But it didn’t seem that Kevin wanted to come to Newcastle, and he finally signed on at PSG, where he has hardly been hugely successful, and he’s played 66 times for PSG with 20 goals.
The 25 year-old striker is not a regular starter at the Paris based club, and he wants regular first-team football, and this is what he told Sky Sports:
“I want to play football every time, I am no different to any player,” “It is difficult to sit on the bench but all big clubs in Europe have the same problems, you can’t play every game but being involved is good.”
“I always wanted to play abroad. At the end of the season, hopefully after we win the title, we can decide about my future.”
Kevin is on a four year contract at PSG, so he becomes a free agent in a couple of years, but it seems he would like to leave in the summer.
Even though Newcastle were interested in this player two years ago, we’d be very surprised if he’s a target for Newcastle this summer, although we do need to bring in another striker.
Gameiro has 8 caps for France and stands just short of 5’8″ tall, and while at Lorient he made 120 appearances and scored 56 goals.
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